Okay, who else is on a Marvel high?!
Captain Marvel hit theaters last weekend — holy girl power!
And we are knee-deep in our Countdown to Avengers: Endgame with a Marvel Movie Marathon! (p.s. there’s still time to watch all of the Marvel movies before Endgame — find the watch schedule and order here!)
With all of those exciting Marvel updates, I think we should celebrate with a slice of infinity gauntlet pie — oh snap!
p.s. We have yet to see any Thanos footage in the Avengers: Endgame trailers. Do you think he is enjoying his cottage and solitude (maybe with a chocolate pie)? Or do you think his choices are weighing on him.
Time will tell, I suppose.
ABOUT AVENGERS: ENDGAME
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.
Kevin Feige produces Avengers: Endgame, and Anthony and Joe Russo are the directors. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau and Stan Lee are the executive producers, and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26.
Infinity Gauntlet Pie Tutorial — A Thanos-Inspired Recipe
What You Need:
- Pre-made refrigerated pie crust, two rolls (one for the bottom crust and one for the top decoration)
- 1 egg white, beaten
- Clear vanilla extract
- Regular vanilla extract (brown in color)
- Orange, yellow, green, purple, blue, red, brown food coloring
- Pastry brush
- Paring knife
- Parchment paper
- Small brushes for decorating
- Infinity Gauntlet Templates – BOTTOM DOWNLOAD & TOP DOWNLOAD
- 2 pieces of card stock paper
- X-acto knife (or a cutting machine)
Feel free to use the pie filling of your choice — this gauntlet will looks impressive on any pie. For mine, I chose to make a homemade chocolate pudding pie based on this recipe from Call Me PMc’s blog — it’s tasty, quick, and SUPER easy. I’ve included the ingredients you’ll need in the list below, but the complete recipe and instructions can be found here on Call ME PMc’s blog.
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 egg yolks, beaten
- 1 and 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. real butter
To start, download the two infinity gauntlet stencils (found in the list above). You’ll either want to print the files on card stock paper and then cut them out with an X-acto knife, or if you have a Cricut or another cutting machine, cut the files out on the card stock paper using your machine. I used a 9 inch pie pan, so I decided to make my gauntlet 7 inches in height. Cut both files at your desired size for your pan. (Note: the two files should be printed and cut at the same size height. The bottom piece will be used as the base of your gauntlet, while the top pieces will be placed on top of it to give it a more 3-D appearance. Additionally, after cutting out your top piece, you will be left with numerous small pieces that when placed together form the top layer of the gauntlet. To aid in the construction of your gauntlet, lay your pieces out in the shape of the gauntlet to help you associate where each cut-out piece should be placed.)
After your two files are cut out, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Next, roll out one of your pie crusts and lay your bottom gauntlet stencil on top of the dough. Using a paring knife, cut out the shape, using your stencil to cleanly trace the shape.
Place the cut-out shape, which will serve as the base of your infinity gauntlet, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and set aside.
Next, use your top infinity gauntlet stencils to cut out the details of the gauntlet in the pie dough. Discard the pieces that are not black on the file (like the pieces in between the knuckles). Once your pieces are cut, brush beaten egg white on the top of your base piece of pie dough, and then place each of your detail cut-outs on top, leaving a small space in between each of the pieces. (The egg white will help to hold the dough in place as you work.)
As the dough warms, it will also start to stretch out while you work with it. If you cut a piece of dough from your stencil and feel that it is too big or “stretched,” just trim down around the edges to make it a smaller size.
Use a toothpick to gently clean up the edges of any piece of dough that may not be laying correctly.
Note: for each of my infinity stones, I chose to deviate from the template and make them a solid round or oblong shape. Then, using a toothpick, I added lines and texture to each. Once your stones are formed, set them aside. You will add them in the final steps.
Once your infinity gauntlet has been assembled with your pie dough pieces, minus the stones, it’s time to start painting your dough.
Add a small amount of clear vanilla extract to a shot glass with orange food coloring. Once it is mixed, use a small decorating brush to “paint” it on your top gauntlet pieces. Try not to get any color in between the shapes, however, if you do, don’t worry, we will be painting those sections, as well.
Once the orange color is thoroughly applied to the top pieces, pour a small amount of regular (brown) vanilla extract to a shot glass. Dip a clean brush in the vanilla and paint all of the edges and gaps between the orange pieces. Make sure you paint enough so that the pieces are clearly outlined in brown. If the vanilla you are using is not dark enough, feel free to add a few drops of brown food coloring to it to darken it.
Next, take your six infinity stones and using a combination of clear vanilla extract and food coloring, paint one orange, red, blue, purple, green, and yellow. Then, place them in the corresponding stone holders on your gauntlet.
Before baking, touch up the dark edges with extra (brown) vanilla, if needed.
Bake your finished gauntlet in your preheated oven for approx. 10 minutes. Keep an eye on your gauntlet as it bakes, and if it starts to burn, remove it early.
Once removed from the oven, let your gauntlet cool entirely. Then, carefully transfer to the top of your pie.
Fun isn’t something one considers when balancing the universe. But this pie does put a smile on my face…